12 September 2018
This lot is offered without a reserve
A LAVENDER JADEITE RECTANGULAR SNUFF BOTTLE
Each side of the faceted bottle is carved with a raised panel. The stone is of translucent icy lavender color with one small dot of apple-green color on the top of the mouth rim.
2 ¼ in. (5.7 cm.) high, pink tourmaline stopper
Robert Hall, London.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 2508.
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Boston, International Chinese Snuff Bottle Society Convention, The Barron Collection, 23-26 September 2008.
Lavender, or lilac-colored jadeite probably became available to the Chinese artisans at much the same time as the better known and more plentiful emerald-green jadeite. This leaves open the possibility that jadeite pieces of this more exotic coloring could date from the late eighteenth century and into the early nineteenth century.
This lot is offered without reserve.
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